Wifi for Lenovo Laptop
gobble.wa at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:49:54 UTC 2012
On Aug 30, 2012 7:17 AM, "Chris" <devnullaccount at yahoo.se> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>
> > To: Chris <devnullaccount at yahoo.se>
> > Cc: "freebsd-questions at freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>;
Waitman Gobble <gobble.wa at gmail.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:58 PM
> > Subject: Re: Wifi for Lenovo Laptop
> > On Thu, 30 Aug 2012, Chris wrote:
> >> Using pciconf as per jb's hint tells me it is a broadcom I have:
> >> none3 at pci0:3:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x060814e4 chip=0x472714e4
> > rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
> >> vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
> >> device = 'BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller'
> >> class = network
> >> As per the release notes for 9.0
> > (http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.0R/hardware.html#WLAN), the bwn(4)
> > the one to use.
> >> Added the following to my /boot/loader.conf following the
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-wireless.html and
> >> if_bwn_load="YES"
> >> wlan_wep_load="YES"
> >> wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
> >> wlan_tkip_load="YES"
> > The last three are included in the GENERIC kernel.
> > The bwi and bwn drivers need firmware, which is provided by the
> > net/bwi-firmware-kmod and net/bwn-firmware-kmod ports. So install
> > whichever is appropriate. I think the driver tries to load the right
> > firmware automatically, but haven't tried a Broadcom in a while, and it
> > might still be necessary to load the firmware module in
> > /boot/loader.conf.
> > _______________________________________________
> Hi Warren,
> thanks. Tried with the firmware as well but no better luck. On closer
inspection of the bwn manual, it seems like the 4313 is not on the list of
> What I did find though was that it is supposedly possible to get working
using NDIS (even with amd64) as per this PC-BSD wiki page
> I might try the NDIS, but will first see if I can find a USB card as the
'net seems to be full of talk about instability of the NDIS driver for the
> Thanks to everyone for the help!
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it would be cool if the 4313 worked, i've got a couple of those sitting
around here. ill check out that link, thanks. as far as usb goes, I
recommend an ralink based device, like older d_link dongles. (i think
anything new on the shelf is using atheros, usb support not working afaik)
... all the usb ralink devices I found on ebay work perfectly. (there are
even some that have a boosted range of 3km lol)
as far as the bios whitelist, I have an hp with that kind of problem. there
are several ways around it, but they are all dirty/suspect. luckily I found
an ralink that sailed through the detection. you should be able to find out
what lenovo sells as replacement parts to get an idea of what they /approve/
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